Benefits of Choosing Epoxy for Your Garage Flooring

For many homeowners, the garage is a functional addition to the home but likely occupies little mental space when it comes to aesthetics. Many garages are strictly utilitarian, with unfinished walls and bare concrete floors. Those floors are often battle-scarred with nicks, chips, stains, and cracks. They may even be unsightly. Epoxy might just be the ideal solution.

Epoxy is a durable sealant that we can use to coat your garage floor. It won’t just transform the way your garage looks but can also help protect against future damage, including oil and fuel spills, chips from dropped tools, and scuffs and smudges.

Made using resin and hardening agents, epoxy is designed to cure quickly with a rugged finish that can stand up to heavy use. It’s a fantastic option for garage flooring but requires special attention during the application to ensure you’re completely happy with the results.

At Blackrock Industrial, we start by preparing the concrete floor using an etching agent to roughen the surface for better adhesion. Once the floor is etched, we apply a priming agent to create a stronger bond with the epoxy. Finally, we’ll pour the epoxy coating and smooth it across the floor. We can include a variety of additives, aggregates, dyes, and techniques to create your desired look. This process results in a durable, impact-resistant surface.

After the epoxy has been applied, it will need time to cure, but in most cases, you can use it soon after installation.

The Benefits of Choosing Epoxy for Your Garage Flooring

Epoxy can cover imperfections quickly and effectively and prevent further damage to your floor. These are pretty significant benefits, but they’re not the only ones when it comes to your garage floor. While a garage floor might seem like an afterthought, boosting its appearance and function can pay off in the end.

With epoxy, you’ve got endless customization options. You can bring the color scheme of your home into the garage for heightened visual interest and a “wow” factor. At Blackrock Industrial, we’ve got ample color choices as well as decorative flakes, shimmer, aggregate, and more that can add to the beauty or even create a floor that mimics marble or other real stone. These flakes can also help improve traction, so you’re less likely to slip even if your garage floor is wet.

The coating will protect your floor from damage, preventing stains from oil and chemical spills, resisting damage from road salts, and remaining smooth, shiny, and beautiful. Even tire marks smooth away easily with simple cleaning. Just sweep periodically to remove dust, dirt, and road debris, and damp mop to remove grime.

The final benefit you’ll realize when you are ready to sell your home. Homes with finished epoxy floors can dramatically improve the value of your home, bringing up to $8 per square foot more compared to homes with unfinished garage floors. This simple investment in your garage could take it from a simple utilitarian space to a vibrant work area, auto showroom, and an extension of your home while simplifying your life with easy cleaning procedures and a safer environment. Call Blackrock Industrial today to learn more about our options for garage flooring.